EARLY MUSIC
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May 2, 3, 4 -2014

4th annual Early Music Festival

Presented by Early Music Alberta

 

 

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All concerts and events:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave
Edmonton, AB
Canada

 

More details about the festival below:


 


Friday May 2, 2014
8:00 PM concert (wine and cheese reception at intermission)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

THREE SOPRANOS
A Roman Evening

Presented by Early Music Alberta

Featuring works for 3 sopranos and continuo includng a staged performance of a cantata by Luigi Rosso.

Dawn Bailey, soprano
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Concert, May 2, 8:00pm
 



 

Saturday May 3, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Reading Session
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Renaissance Reading Session

Recorders, oboes, sackbuts, viola da gambas and vielles: all are welcome for a morning of playing. Interested auditors welcome also. Pitch will be A-440

Bill Damur, session leader

Tickets:
General: $15
Members, students, seniors: $10
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Reading Session, May 3, 9:30am




Saturday May 3, 2014
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (dance and music)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

A Sampler of Renaissance dance
Cath Jackel and Borealis Renaissance Consort

Much secular Renaissance music has associated dances and songs. In this two-hour workshop participants will learn several period dances such as bransles, pavans and almans. The class will conclude with dancing to live music performed by the Borealis consort and guests. No prior dance experience is required, however comfortable shoes are a must. Class size is limited to 24 people. Dance Mistress Cath Jackel has taught Renaissance dance for 25 years. The Borealis Consort is a group of Edmonton musicians with a particular interest in renaissance dance music.

The Borealis Renaissance Consort is a group of friends who love to play early music, especially dance music of the Renaissance. We have been playing together since 2008 at local dance events and medieval feasts of the Society of Creative Anachronism, and have performed at the Deep Freeze Festival for the past three years. We primarily play recorders, complemented by cello and/or guitar, with wooden flute and lap harp for accent. Members are Glenn Eilers Leslie Main Johnson, Janet Couch, Karina Thomas, Athena MacGregor, Tom Mead, Tracey Nyhus and Susan Koziel. We have a range of musical backgrounds and other musical interests, and Leslie and Athena also dance Renaissance Dance.

Tickets:
General: $15
Members, students, seniors: $10
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Dance, May 3, 12:30pm




Saturday May 3, 2014
3:00 PM concert
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

ORGAN CONCERT
Presenting the new organ at Holy Trinity Anglican

Marnie Giesbrecht, organ
Joachim Segger, organ

Tickets:
General: $30
Members, students, seniors: $20
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Concert, May 3, 3:00pm




Saturday May 3, 2014
8:00 PM concert (post concert wine and cheese reception)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

TIM RAYBORN (USA)

The Far Famed Ones
Poetry and Music of the Vikings

Tim Rayborn: voice, Saami shamanic drum, Baltic overtone flute, Nordic lyre, bone flute, and the gue (a Shetlandic bowed lyre)

Tim Rayborn presents an astonishing program of myth, poetry, ritual, and music, as he delves deeply into the ancient spiritual and cultural traditions of Northern Europe to present both reconstructed works and surviving pieces from the Viking Age (the 8th through the 12th centuries).

For many, the Vikings were barbarians, marauders who destroyed everything in their wake. But the Norse people were infinitely more complex. They were farmers, traders, explorers, poets, masters of ships and sailing, and experimented with democratic forms of government. The content of their literature is amazing; the Icelandic Sagas are in many ways the first European novels and the Poetic Edda contains masterpieces of alliterative poetry. Their cosmology was as rich as those of the Greeks or Egyptians, and the Norse/Saxon gods live on the names of our days of the week. Their languages deeply influenced our own, and as explorers they were unmatched, traveling from Scandinavia to as far as North America and Baghdad.

This program will include pieces from the Poetic Edda and the Sagas, among others, and offer both early medieval and traditional melodies from areas as diverse as Iceland, Norway, Shetland, Byzantium, the Orkneys, and more. Tim brings to life this heroic era in a stunning one-man performance. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening!


Tim Rayborn, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, plays dozens of musical instruments from medieval Europe, the Middle East, and the Balkans, including: lutes, plucked strings, flutes, and percussion. He has recorded to date on more than 35 CDs for a number of labels, including Gaudeamus, Wild Boar, EMP, Magnatune, and Harmonia Mundi. Tim lived in the UK for seven years, taking his Ph.D. in medieval studies at the University of Leeds, and working as a musician. He has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively (from Ireland to Turkey), performing in many concerts, including both the York and Beverley Early Music Festivals, Alden Biesen Castle in Belgium, Bunyloa in Majorca, and the Spitalfields Festival in London.

He has given a number of performances for BBC in the UK and Channel Islands, toured in Canada and Australia, and worked with folk musicians in Marrakech and Istanbul. He has taught at the SFEMS Medieval/Renaissance summer workshop, and Pinewoods Early Music Week in MA, and has appeared with many early music performers, including Ensemble Alcatraz, Anne Azema, Mary Springfels, Susan Rode Morris, and Sinfonye. In addition to his solo programs, he currently co-directs Cançonièr with Annette Bauer, performs with Patrick Ball, and collaborates with Shira Kammen. His music has been heard on BBC, NPR, and radio stations around the world.

Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Concert, May 3, 8:00pm
 






Sunday May 4, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Masterclass)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

MASTERCLASS

Tim Rayborn

Interested participants can contact Early Music Alberta

Tickets:
General: $15
Members, students, seniors: $10
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Masterclass, May 4, 3:00pm




Sunday May 4, 2014
8:00 PM (Concert) (Post concert wine and cheese reception)
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS

Josephine van Lier, artistic director

Soloists:
Laura Veeze , baroque violin
Yue Deng , baroque violin
Jennifer Bustin , baroque violin
Shannon Johnson , baroque violin

Orchestra:
John Calverly, baroque violin
Charles Pilon, baroque viola
Sarah Woodman
, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier
, baroque cello
Janet Kuschak
, baroque cello
James Mallet,
bass
Judy Loewen
, harpsichord

Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $120
Member Pass: $90
Available online or at the door

2014 Early Music Alberta Festival Concert, May 4, 8:00pm
 





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